Category: Law Articles

What does a Divorce Case Look like from Start to Finish?

Let’s suppose you are facing a divorce and that you have reached that point in your relationship with your spouse that you want to end the marriage. What steps exactly will you be facing? First, there is the petition. That document should contain all that you want to sue for, such as custody, visitation schedules,

Things to Know about Child Support in Texas

Douglas Smith has done about 4,000 family law cases. Many of those cases involve child support.  Here are some unique features in cases  involving child support. Child support is very much to be expected in any case involving minor children, whether the case is one involving paternity or divorce.  The courts are very careful to look for child support

Terminations and Adoptions

Terminations: Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code (TFC) governs terminations. Terminations are either voluntary or involuntary.   The courts here in El Paso, Texas are very hesitant to allow for voluntary terminations.   That’s where the father or mother wants to terminate his or her own relationship with the children.  This is rare indeed.  But, let’s suppose a parent

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